Sep 28, 2012 5:00am PDT
with students. it found that it actually may be violating some students' civil rights. specifically right now african-american students make up about 32% of all students in oakland public schools, but they receive 63% of all the suspensions given out. in may the department of education's office of civil rights looked into whether the district treated black students more harshly than white students. the agreement means that there will be changes happening within the next five years. the district will move towards restorative type discipline instead of zero tolerance. now, instead of the initial 11 schools that they talked about, they'll roll this out in 38 of its 86 schools. what they want to do is bring down the suspension rate overall, including suspensions for african-american and special education students. they'll try and reduce defiance-related suspensions. civil advocates say that it's rather vague. now that the board has gone ahead and approved this, what this means is that the entire federal investigation is over and complete. reporting live in oakland, christie smith, "today in the b
Oct 1, 2012 4:00pm PDT
want a society where we take care of each other. >> joy-ann, the old republican party supported civil rights. when you define liberal and conservative, people support medicare with all their hearts and they do like this stuff, they like that we have a mixed capitalism with some social welfare mixed in to soften it and that makes them practical people and makes them liberal in a sense of functionality but not, i'm a liberal. your thoughts? >> you know, i agree. chris, two things have happened over the course of the last 20, 30 years. you have this slow turning away from the ideas of the new deal, at least from other people. the notions that these are handouts when it applies to other people, just by default, any democratic that gets elected, it was illegitimate. and then clinton comes along, he's illegit. you had it with kennedy. dead people in chicago really elected him. then clinton came along. he did win. i would think there was this notion that bill clinton was inherently illegitimate and nothing too extreme to dislodge him from the white house because he was de-facto illegitimate.
Oct 4, 2012 4:00pm PDT
wants this to go any further, right? >> no. everybody is terrified that this could end up as a regional conflict. the civil war spilling across the borders. across that long border that syria shares with turkey. across the border where those mortars fell in that town just yesterday. nobody wants to see that, that's why we have heard all of these calls for restraint. the turks, meanwhile, continue to fire artillery shells back towards syrian positions today. and in a tweet, the prime minister's spokesman said the following, quote: turkey has no interest in a war with syria. but turkey is capable of protecting its borders and will retaliate when necessary. for now, we understand the guns on both sides have fallen silent. everybody is hoping they stay that way at least in terms of the fight between turkey and syria. trace? >> trace: indeed, "the fox report's" correspondent jonathan hunt live with us in new york. jonathan, thank you. that crisis in syria could leave us all paying a bit more at the pump. the price of oil today saw its biggest spike in two months. up more than $3 to close ab
Sep 28, 2012 10:30pm EDT
to protect people, without invading civil liberties. we are always working on the right balance there as well. it is a big job. >> will you stay in the administration if the president is reelected? >> i do not answer questions like that. >> if you were not homeland security, law and job would you want? attorney general? a commissioner of baseball? what is your dream? >> i think i want to focus on this job. this job, every day is an inventor. a lot of elements to it. >> madam secretary, thank you very much. >> thank you. >> at that same effect, a panel focused on the impact of cyber attacks on the private-sector, and how companies are dealing with it. this is about 50 minutes. joining us. -- >> thank you, everybody, for joining us. we will get started with the remainder of our program. now that we adequately frightened you this morning of all of the risks that are available to the hackers, we're now going to talk about cyber innovation. this is getting increased level of support and focused with efforts like cyber security awareness month and various wards going on. today we're going to have t